The best defense against the cold is a healthy diet, proper hydration and ideally, a furnace. But let’s face it: you can’t afford any of those things. Here are some tips from someone who truly knows the value of fresh socks and a thermostat; a former NYC Street Kid. 1.
You live in New York City. The capitol of designer digs and fashion icons. As a fashion writer, I have found myself in a really awkward position. I’m broke. I can’t afford stuff from Fashion Week, so I shop at the damn Salvation Army on Manhattan in Greenpoint (sadly now
It may be a little early for actual Spring cleaning, but one of the many lessons learned from being in a shoebox sized apartment is that you need to consistently reduce clutter. Whether your closet is overflowing with clothing you don’t wear, or you were randomly given coffee table
Just because you’re broke or on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable—on the contrary, this just might lead to you discovering your strong sense of fashion. Vintage clothing may seem like a fancy term for clothes that were previously worn and vintage clothing stores may seem like a
I hope everyone here is aware of Fulton Mall’s storied history of awesomeness. And no, I’m not talking about it’s old days of fish mongering and cable cars, I’m talking way more about the past 30 years when it’s been the best place for streetwear and being down with the
I remember Battle of the Bands happening a lot in TV shows–there were at least seven on Saved by the Bell throughout the series. They make for a good plot point for shows that unrealistically depict high school, but they’re more fun to go to in real life. If you’re
Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit’probably not. Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week? Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire. I first met Ethan at the